Lava Cap Cabernet Sauvignon
notes from the producer:
Lava Cap is a third-generation family farm located in Placerville high in the Sierra Nevada foothills at an elevation of 2700 feet. Our estate mountain-grown grapes are sourced from some of the highest vineyards in California. Our unique volcanic soils, weathered from ancient ash flows, produce wines that are intensely aromatic and luscious with deep, rich fruit erupting with flavor.
Lava Cap’s Cabernet Sauvignon has long been recognized for producing a wine with defined structure and vibrant fruit character. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon holds true to this, demonstrating rich spice and cedar notes on the nose, followed by notes of wild blackberry and cassis. On the palate flavors of dark fruits mingle with hints of allspice and clove. Finishes amazingly complex and smooth.
The grapes for this wine are predominately sourced from the oldest vines on our Estate property, planted on a gentle North East facing slope on loose decomposed volcanic rocks at 2,700ft nearly 40 years ago. These old head trained vines are rarely irrigated, and are the last grapes we harvest every year. The remainder of the grapes are grown across the American River, on granite soil at a similar elevation, around 2400 ft, on granitic soil.
After primary and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, the wine was racked to new and used 100% French barrels. After 20 months of aging without racking, the wine was blended and bottled.
Harvest Date: First week of November, 2018
Bottled: August, 2020
Cases Produced: 3000
Delivery is free within the Columbus, Ohio metro area with a minumum order of $75. We do deliveries TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS, and will contact you via text message the day of your delivery to arrange drop-off. ID showing age 21 or older will be checked at time of delivery.
IN-STORE PICK-UP INFO
Same-day curbside pick-up is available every day that we are open. Order at least 2 hours beofre closing time to ensure same-day pick-up. If you would like to order curbside closer to closing time, please do so by phone.